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The government needs to help millennials save for the future

"Our research found that 24 per cent of young people were not saving at all"

By Sophie Robson  


Recent figures from the Office for National Statistics examining incomes will do little to dampen claims of intergenerational inequality. According to the statistics, pensioners have seen their income grow by 13 per cent in the last decade. Working-age households, however, have seen a 1.2 per cent drop in real terms over the same period.

Of course, the contentious triple lock on pensions has guaranteed an annual pay rise for pensioners. However, a major driver of this increase has been private sources of income, such as annuities and investments, which have surpassed the…

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